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March 19, 2011 - 2:00pm

The Chinese Folk Art Wokshop ( will be presenting a benefit performance for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) on Saturday, March 18, 2011 at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.

All proceeds from the performance will benefit the services and programs for the elderly served by the GBCGAC.

More information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the event is attached.

December 10, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Symposium Series for Foundations is designed to bring together individuals from private and family foundations to learn about recent trends in health care.

Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the first session of our Fall series, when members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present the challenges of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and the disease's impact on the healthcare system.

November 17, 2010 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This forum is sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Association of Social Workers (MA), Fenway Health, and will take place at the Synagogue (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 on November 17, 2010.

November 10, 2010 - 6:30pm

Join Olivia Hoblitzelle on a talk and discussion on her award-winning book, "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows:  A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's" at the Alzheimer's Association's (MA/NH Chapter) office located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, and free parking is available to all.

October 5, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Join the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Boston Mayor Menino at the Boston Common (Visitors' Center at Park Street Station) for a 2/3 mile walk on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and promote a lifetime of fitness with friends and families!

Refreshments, entertainment and a mini-health fair will be provided at the event, and transportation pick-up services will be provided from a variety of neighborhood areas.

More information regarding the event is attached.

October 2, 2010 - 8:30am - 11:00am

The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.

September 26, 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk fundraising event. For several years, our Center's director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause.

August 28, 2010 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC actively supports the historic "coast to capital" ride to raise public awareness and federal funds to help conquer Alzheimer's disease.

July 24, 2010 - 6:30am

The 14th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants:  25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.

June 12, 2010 - 10:00am - June 13, 2010 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

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Congratulations to Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, co-director of our Education & Information Transfer Core, for receiving the William Silen LIfetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

The 2009-2010 Excellence in Mentoring Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

More information regarding the ceremony is attached.

Thu, 04/08/2010

MD and PhD investigators pursuing either basic or clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Tosteson Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards funded by the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation (MBRC).

Each award includes a stipend of $40,000, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs, and are effective on or about September 1, 2010. The application deadline for the fellowship award is 3:00pm on April 22, 2010.

Fri, 03/26/2010

The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy cognitive aging and explore interventions that may prevent, reduce or reverse cognitive decline in older people.

Mon, 03/01/2010

Pasqual Maragall i Mira (born January 13, 1941 in Barcelona) is the 127th President of Generalitat de Catalunya (the government of Catalonia in Spain), and the former (115th) Mayor of Barcelona from 1982 to 1997.

Thu, 02/04/2010

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has renewed funding for nine Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and designated four new centers. The goal of the centers is to move promising social and behavioral research findings out of the laboratory and into programs and practices that will improve the lives of older people and help society adapt to an aging population.

Thu, 02/04/2010

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has committed more than $36.7 million over the next five years to support and expand its Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging. The Centers form a network of universities and organizations leading innovative studies on the characteristics of the aging population.

Tue, 02/02/2010

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Multicultural Affairs Office and the Executive Committee on Research are inviting basic, clinical, translational and health services investigators to apply for its 2010 Physician-Scientist Development Award designed for MD and/or PhD investigators at MGH who are under-represented in academic medicine.

The award is intended to provide transitional funding for support in the development of such physicians/scientists, and an amount of $30,000 per year, plus 15% indirect costs will be provided for each awardee.

Tue, 01/26/2010

Sharon  K. Inouye, MD, MPH, director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, has received the Boston Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Pinnacle Award for Achievement in the Professions.

Fri, 01/22/2010

MD and PhD investigators in either basic or clinical research at the Massachusetts General Hospital are encouraged to apply for fellowship awards from the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) Fund for Medical Discovery.

Each award, unrestricted as to area of study, includes a stipend of $40,000, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs, and are effective on or about September 1, 2010. The application deadline for the fellowship award is 3:00pm on February 10, 2010.

More information regarding eligibility and application information is attached.

Mon, 12/28/2009

Harvard Catalyst is a pan-University collaborative effort committed to harnessing the human, technological, and fiscal resources of Harvard and its Academic Healthcare Centers (AHCs) to reduce the burden of human illness. To foster cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Harvard Catalyst offers seed funds in the form of Pilot Grants.

Harvard Catalyst has funded two rounds of Pilot Grants. The window for submitting a Pilot Grant application for Year 3 will start on December 3, 2009.

Thu, 12/03/2009
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